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Leaf spring pin help needed

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 8_YOUR_H2, Aug 29, 2002.

  1. 8_YOUR_H2

    8_YOUR_H2 1/2 ton status

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    I broke one of my leaf spring spring pins and the only replacements have pins that are bigger than the stock ones. They are 3/8" threads just fatter heads. Would I be ok grinding them down so they fit. Now I am sure they wont be perfectly round but I would get them as close as I can. Or should I drill out the spring perches? Any tips?
     
  2. jeffro

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    chuck one up onto a drill motor and drag it up and down a file until it fits. That ought to be pretty much round.
     
  3. jekbrown

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    yeah I ground mine down slightly to fit into my ff14b perches. Just do lots of test fitting so you dont grind any more than is absolutely necessary...

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  4. bigjbear

    bigjbear 1 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    I don't see why it wouldn't work. Just an FYI Rancho makes some that fit. I know because I had to buy some- the one that come w/ the ORD zero rates didn't fit my front axle. Same problem you had.
     
  5. 8_YOUR_H2

    8_YOUR_H2 1/2 ton status

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    Actually NAPA had the correct pin. $4!!! WTF!!!
     
  6. m j

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    drill the axle
     
  7. bigjbear

    bigjbear 1 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    FWP has the Ranchos for $4 a pair.
     

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